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starting a discussion... [Aug. 20th, 2005|07:14 am]
The Live Journal Four Agreements Wisdom Group

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[ladyepona]
I think we can all agree this book has changed our lives. There are a lot of people who peek into this community, lets share what this book has done for us and what has been hard for us to do...everyone is different and will find different aspects easier than others. My belief the only way to truly fail is if you quit!

In what ways has the book "The Four Agreements" changed your life?

I have not only learned to see myself differently but to see others in a different light. I have gained more patients, understanding, compassion and peace within myself...and in doing this I give more to others in the same way. By making these four agreements my life, I have learned to love who I am, by not putting myself down. I don't join in gossip at work. I don't assume or take things personally. (well at least I strive for that...I still have moments I step back), but this is a learning process...it took me 40 something years to learn all the other useless agreements, it will take time to change some of them. But I continue to look forward and keep trying. I find I am much happier than I have ever been, and that in turn attracts positive things into my life. On the job and in my everyday life.

Which is the hardest agreement for for you to live by? and why?

For me it has been not taking it personally. My life had always been about this. My feelings were always hurt, my heart was on my sleeve, there to get bruise at any given moment. I still do this at times, but it is getting better.

Which agreement is easier for you? and why?

Always do your best, although seems to be the easier for me. I don't kick myself when I fall...but realize that I will have moments that my best is better than others.


I hope this help start a communication with those whom this book has made a difference for...and in so doing, helps those just finding how wonderful and helpful this book truly is.

Blessings to all who pass this way...please share what your story...you never know when it will help another.

Blessed Be...
LadyEpona
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[User Picture]From: krimlim90
2005-08-21 02:56 am (UTC)
In what ways has the book "The Four Agreements" changed your life?

A little back history. I remember getting this book, well mom did, after I came back from bowling. Mom said that the cover caught her eye, and thinks it could help us. So, she read it out loud to me while I doodle on a piece of paper. I was around 9 - 11, can't quite remember. Later on, I began to read it on my own, and here I am - A toltecist (In a manner of speaking). I have taken to heart every agreement there is, mastered some, but others I'm having some trouble on.
I do sometimes wonder how my life would of been without the Four Agreements. It's utterly different from my current one, I probably would of lost my very close friend, I probably would be depressed all the time, and other negative things looming over me. I would love to keep this life I have, and don't come back, if I ever do, to this mortal coil. Why? I don't want to start again ^^ I enjoy me too much.

Which is the hardest agreement for for you to live by? and why?

Oh boy, the biggie. Taking assumptions (Other negative is being jealous =P). I have it under control, but it does rear it's ugly head and make me jealous of something. Such as, a friend of mine Rping with others. Silly, yes, I know, but it happens and I try not to make any problems. Which, luckily for me, works. Or something utterly stupid, like someone else having a better appearance or how someone can get away with things.

Which agreement is easier for you? and why?

Not taking anything personal. I have a VERY laid back attitude, and I didn't care how other people see me. What mattered to me is, how my friends see me. I can't see going through life without a good friend by your side, because it would be dull to talk to yourself. You might have interesting conversations, but, always need that other human interaction. Anywho, I'm very laid back, so I guess I mastered that agreement somewhat. I'm going to add another question to this discussion.

Where did you find your copy of "The Four Agreements"? And how?

I believe my mom found it at Walmart or Krogers. The cover caught her eye and she looked at it for a bit, seeing it could help us, she bought it. And yes, it helped us IMENSELY!

-Krim-
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[User Picture]From: ladyepona
2005-08-21 01:15 pm (UTC)
Where did you find your copy of "The Four Agreements"? And how?

Someone at work was reading it, suggested it to me, so I went to the book store and got it...again, and again, and again.

Thank you for responding...it is interesting to see how this affects different people.

Blessings,
LadyEpona
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[User Picture]From: krimlim90
2005-08-22 01:36 pm (UTC)
No problem, I always enjoy a good discussion. I probably should tack on more to it...

-Krim-
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From: misti_de_novo
2005-11-06 11:25 pm (UTC)
Hi LadyEpona!
Thanks for starting this, I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to answer anyway.

In what ways has the book "The Four Agreements" changed your life?

There are many ways, but the most outstanding are how I relate to others, and how I see that they are in their own world, I in my own, and how everyone can all have different perceptions of the same thing. This realization helped me not take anything personally. Also, I became even more aware of my conditioning and domestication. In having the awareness, it is easy to change.


Which is the hardest agreement for for you to live by? and why?

Speaking with integrity is difficult. I like to communicate, and it can be difficult not to gossip. I also find it difficult to speak my truth to my family. They can be really judgemental, and I fear their judgement, not out of respect but out of fear.

Which agreement is easier for you? and why?

Doing my best, I almost always do my best and when I don't it is easy for me to see why and to look at that.

Where did you find your copy of "The Four Agreements"? And how?

I found it at Barnes and Noble and it just seemed approprate at the time. I later started a reading group there and we went through all 3 books...

Thank you for sharing your experiences too, LadyEpona! It is always nice to read others of like mind!


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